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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding it.”
    - Upton Sinclair
    Apr 8 11:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    ["Cut taxes" (for the "middle class")]

    Can we please put the vampire stake through that one?

    The middle class will continue to pay for all these governmental expenditures. Always have, always will. Then the middle class gets poorer, has to start receiving government program (joins the FS Army) and exhausts the system so the government has to come out with a new program to help the ever increasing pool of recipients.

    The Boomers put so much strain on the medical and insurance system that a new program had to be launched (It was only the front end of the Boomer retirees, no less).

    That's all folks. Oh, and the rich still get richer while we all pool together in our respective castes, of now there are only two categories.

    And we sit around and b*tch and moan, pointing fingers at one another while we slowly go bankrupt, throwing red herrings all about. Nice.
    Mar 31 03:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    [Bob123: "A single payer socialized system. Medicare for all."]

    Why stop there, Bob? How about no one gets socialized medicine unless one owns and operates a GM vehicle.
    Mar 31 03:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I don't buy GM products. I don't rent GM products. I don't allow GM vehicles to park in my driveway.
    Mar 31 02:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    If the impetus for the ACA was that 40 million people were without health insurance, why does a goal of 7 million enrollees reach "success".

    "Success" should be a measure of how many have signed up. That is to say, if this were a successful program, 40 million people would have signed up because they had no affordable insurance prior to the Affordable Care Act.
    Mar 31 02:51 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    If the price of oil dropped to $90/barrel for a month, Russia would be bankrupt.
    Mar 25 09:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    [General Motors managers learned in May 2009 . . .]

    GM was bailed out in July of 2008. If the managers learned of the defect in May 2009, the "new" GM is involved, not the "legacy" GM.
    Mar 25 09:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    [Perhaps more interestingly, the government expects debt interest payments to more than triple over the next decade to $886B, due to higher interest rates and increasing debt.]

    Sandbag.
    Mar 5 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    ["Always the voice of "I don't want to get involved, but I do want to put my two cents in and give a perspective". Amen to that James!. Amen.]

    Do the math. Fifty, two-cent perspectives make a loonie.
    Mar 5 02:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Wow, Russia fired an RS-12M Topol missile, an ICBM
    http://bit.ly/1g8apP2

    Wonder if Secretary Kerry could see the contrail from his jet?
    Mar 4 02:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    The KGB Colonel did a favor. No one is discussing 0bamacare anymore...
    Mar 4 01:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    With all his military experience and valor, Mr Kerry will be left throwing a number of verbal threats at Mr Putin, a KGB Colonel. Good luck with that, Mr Secretary.

    There are no "good" sides in this matter. It's one organized mob group against another mob group.
    Mar 3 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Macy's lower after Jan. sales disappoint [View news story]
    Mrs spald_fr routinely spends $200-500/mo at Macy's. This month's bill is just under $75. Not sure why as I'm afraid to ask why she's purchasing less.
    Feb 25 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    [bernbo1: "spend 60% of our discretionary spending on the military."]

    My understanding is that the USA spends roughly 1/3 on military, 1/3 on social programs and 1/3 on servicing the debt. Has this changed?

    [bernbo1: "The dynamics of 21st century labor market requires all hands on deck ...]

    A military reference to explain your support of military reduction? Odd.
    Feb 25 09:09 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    [JC: "Same goes for cars. You can't be realistic about cars and then have to charge it overnight. If you could charge it in about the same time as a gas fill-up - NOW you have something."]

    James, how about a replacement procedure whereby a fuel cell unit is loaded on an interchangeable pallet, inserted from the rear of the auto. The owner would enter a fuel service center, the attendant would pull out the fuel cell unit and replace with a fully charged fuel unit. You;d have to have a distribution system of fuel stations, located in strategic loci, but the delay in recharging for the driver would be minimal.
    Feb 25 08:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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